5 November 2018 | Portland-based Adventist Health Home Care has announced that it will lay off 92 of its employees starting on December 20 as it closes its Personal Care and Home Medical Equipment divisions in the city.

“The WARN Notice is the result of Adventist Health realigning our overall Home Care Services strategy to provide the most comprehensive core services to patients in the local market,” said Adventist Health spokeswoman, Judy Leach, according to the Portland Business Journal.

“Starting mid-December, we will be focusing our home care division delivery of care on growing our home health, hospice and palliative care services. Employees connected with our personal care and home medical equipment will be considered for other roles in the organization during the restructure as we sunset personal care and home medical equipment. Adventist Health continues to grow our Home Care Services division in Oregon, California and Hawaii,” said Leach.

Despite the transition, patients will have access to private duty services through local agencies with which Adventist Health partners.

Adventist Health Home Care Services is part of Adventist Health, a faith-based, nonprofit network of hospitals, clinics, home care agencies, hospice agencies and joint-venture retirement centers in both rural and urban communities serving more than 80 communities across the Western United States and Hawaii. The healthcare system is affiliated with the Adventist Church.